HANDMADE x El Mercado Cultural
HANDMADE is an indoor juried craft market organized by Fleisher Art Memorial to promote local vendors and artists. Featuring a wide array of handmade and artisanal items, this annual market is the perfect place to find holiday gifts at a range of prices to accommodate all budgets.
Shoppers can expect quality handmade goods that reflect Fleisher’s offerings, promoting diversity and inclusivity; the event will highlight vendors from the El Mercado Cultural program—a unique initiative at Fleisher focusing on the entrepreneurial needs of the Latinx community—as well as a selection of local artists and craftspeople. During the event, Fleisher’s 125th Annual Adult Student Exhibition will also be on display in the galleries, with many works for sale created by their talented community of artists.
About the Juror
Tailinh Agoyo is co-founder and director of We Are the Seeds of CultureTrust, a Philadelphia-based non-profit committed to amplifying Indigenous voices through the arts. We Are the Seeds has produced more than 150 public programs to date, including “From Here With a View: A We Are the Seeds Philadelphia Podcast”. Tailinh is also a co-founder of Project Antelope, an online marketplace developed by Indigenous business leaders and tailored for Indigenous artists. She has worked in public relations, marketing, and design for more than 25 years, serving as the director of public relations, marketing, and programming for the SWAIA Santa Fe Indian Market and the head of design for the west coast offices of a global consulting firm. She co-founded Indigenous Fine Art Market in 2014, and in 2016 produced EAST, an Indigenous art show, in partnership with the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Northeast Indigenous Arts Alliance. Through her work, Tailinh has developed an expansive view of how to support and lift Indigenous artists and communities.